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Tag Archives: Judge T.S. Ellis III

Request for irritant-free workplace was unreasonable (access required)

Where a National Science Foundation employee requested no “airborne irritants” in the workplace, which would have included personal hygiene and standard cleaning products, her fatally vague and overbroad request was unreasonable as a matter of law. Background Neysa Call was ...

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DEA special agent alleges he was compelled to resign (access required)

Where a former Drug Enforcement Agency special agent alleged facts supporting his claim that he was forced to resign after submitting an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint, his retaliatory constructive discharge claim survived the motion to dismiss. Background Eric Katz has ...

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Domain name must be transferred to Prudential (access required)

Where an alleged cybersquatter who held the PRU.COM domain name intended to divert customers from Prudential Insurance Company or wanted a six-figure payment for the name, and it had registered other domain names evidencing bad faith, PRU.COM was ordered transferred ...

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Placing employee on PIP could be adverse action (access required)

The employer was denied summary judgment on the ADA retaliation claim because the Fourth Circuit has not resolved whether placing an employee on a performance improvement plan, or PIP, after they engaged in protected conduct, could be an adverse employment ...

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